Panel on Urban Violence in Troubled Cities at RGS-IBG 2019

Project members Emma Elfversson and Ivan Gusic, together with Jonathan Rokem (Kent University), arranged a panel at the annual conference of the Royal Geographic Society in London, 28-30 August. The panel sought to bring together different perspectives on urban violence, encompassing peace research, geography, urban planning, sociology and other relevant disciplines. It comprised papers on spatial dimensions of violence in postwar Colombia, the interplay between violence and architecture in Apartheid South Africa,  the (urban) clash of globalising and nationalising logics, and rural/urban patterns of ethnocommunal violence in Africa. Presentations were followed by a Q&A and constructive interdisciplinary discussion.